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May 29, 2012 5:49:13 AM

-Which CPU would be better for general gaming, internet and HD movie use?
-Which CPU is better without overclocking?
-Which CPU is better if only slightly overclocked?
-Which CPU is better with overclocking?

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May 29, 2012 7:04:01 AM

If you don't have a 2600k at the moment, then 3770k all the way.
The IB chips can't overclock as much but they're faster clock per clock than SB.

There's the answer to all those questions :) 
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May 29, 2012 7:23:13 AM

-Which CPU would be better for general gaming, internet and HD movie use? No difference. Both are already more powerful than necessary for the above uses.

-Which CPU is better without overclocking? 3770K but only in CPU limited situations (like video editing, modelling and simulation). If not, then no difference.


-Which CPU is better if only slightly overclocked? If clocked at the same speed, the 3770K. But only in CPU limited situations.


-Which CPU is better with overclocking? The 2600K reaches higher clockspeeds, which somewhat offset the 3770K's higher performance at a given clockspeed. So no difference really.

Overall, almost nobody will be able to see a practical difference between the two. For a start, the difference would only be evident in CPU limited situations. CPU limited situations are quite rare unless you're heavily into video editing, compiling or modelling work. For gaming and general use, you will lose nothing by getting an i5.
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May 29, 2012 1:36:49 PM

Best answer selected by Iamazn.
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May 29, 2012 2:03:15 PM

also the only thing that separates the two is the better features you get on the 3770K
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